Based on the desire to promote a dialogue between contemporary art and the territory of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, the DucatoPrize focuses on national and international artists who are able to raise, through their research, a critical lecture of the most significant and contingent aspects of our contemporaneity.
The Prize
The DucatoPrize is separated into two categories.

Contemporary Art Prize
The Contemporary Art Prize is open to all artists, both national and international, without no age limit.

DucatoPrize Winner: 6.000 €
2 special awards: 2.500 € each

Academy Art Prize
The Academy Art Prize is open to students who are enrolled in art institutions, both national and international, public and private, within 25 years of age.

Academy Art Winner: 1.000 €
2 special awards: 500 € each

Applications for Ducato Prize will open on 1st January 2020 and will close on 8th March 2020.

The Ducato Prize will end with an exhibition that will include the works of the 3 finalists of the Contemporary Art category and those of the 3 finalists from the Academy Prize category. The exhibition will take place at Palazzo del Podestà in Castell’Arquato (Piacenza) from 30th May to 5th June 2020.

For further information please download the Prize Regulations.
Marina Dacci
Marina Dacci

Graduated in Literature, Art and Education, she was Head of Reggio Emilia’s Office of Cultura and general coordinator of the European Week of Photography. Director of Maramotti Collection from 2006 to 2017, for which she curated the artistic and acquisition program of artworks by internationally acclaimed artists and new talents. In collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, she worked for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, focusing on the project of residency. Since 2018, she is a member of the Scientific Committee of Palazzo Magnani Foundation.
Zoe De Luca
Zoë De Luca

Independent curator, graduated in Communication in the Art Markets. She attended the International Curatorial Program organized by the NODE Center for Curatorial Studies. In 2011 she founded DIORAMA editions. In 2014 she co-founded Siliqoon, an art label dedicated to the production and promotion of contemporary art. In 2018 she launched PANORAMA Milano, an online study visit archive with Milan based artists. She has written for several magazines including CURA., Day Off, Domus, Flash Art, L’Officiel and ZERO.
Yuri Ancarani
Yuri Ancarani

Video artist and film-maker. His works have been presented at numerous exhibitions, museums and festivals including Castello di Rivoli, Kunsthalle Basel, Manifesta 12, Art Basel Unlimited, Venice Biennale, MAXXI, Palais de Tokyo, New York Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, TIFF Toronto International Film Festival, IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam, Viennale, Venice Film Festival. He has received numerous awards including “Special Jury Prize”, 69th Locarno Film Festival, five nominations for Cinema Eye Honors, Museum of Moving Image, “Grand Prix in Lab Competition”, Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival.
Attilia Fattori Franchini
Attilia Fattori Franchini

Independent curator and writer, she lives between Milan and London. Co-founder of the non-profit platforms bubblebyte.org and Opening Times. She has published texts and reviews for international publications including CURA, Flash Art and Mousse. Curator of numerous exhibitions and artistic projects including BMW Open Work, the Emergent section of MiArt and Curva Blu, a residency project in Favignana, Sicily.
Denis Isaia
Denis Isaia

Art curator, he is currently curator for the exhibitions and contemporary art collections of the Mart of Trento and Rovereto for which he has coordinated countless exhibitions and co-curated numerous exhibitions and publications. He made his debut in 2006 at the Best Art Practices Award for young curators. In 2007 he won the 1st Borsa Arte Young Prize in Genoa. In 2008 he was assistant curator of the Raqs Media Collective for Manifesta 7. In 2009 he launched the Passion Award the second moon. Co-curator of the Prize dedicated to the emerging Live Works performance from 2012 to 2016. He teaches Phenomenology of contemporary arts at the IED.
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